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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA66624
Recording details: August 1992
Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: January 1993
Total duration: 8 minutes 55 seconds

Fantasia on Russian Folksongs, Op 48
composer
1899

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The Fantasy on Russian folksongs, Opus 48, is a brief but attractive rhapsody using two folk tunes collected by the ethno-musicological pioneer Trophim Ryabinin. The first (Andante sostenuto) is in E minor; the second (Allegretto) in D minor. Slight though the piece may be, it makes for a pleasant listen on disc, for in what concert hall does one now hear this kind of piano-and-orchestra lollipop?

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1992

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